What needs retouching?

Just about everything. The devil is always in the details. You can get an idea how many details there are by reviewing the 'Portfolio' and 'About Retouching' pages on this site. If you don't know what your image needs, don't worry. Part of my job is to offer suggestions.

How do you begin?

Simply email your image to me. If it's huge, reduce it to about 1200 pixels on the long side. That's just for my preliminary review. No charge for this, and you're not committed to go any further. For the actual retouching, I'll ask you to send me the largest version you have, preferably the raw file if you shoot in that mode.

What'll it cost?

In most cases I'll quote a flat rate (my estimated time at $60 an hour, prorated for jobs that take less than an hour). We can chat by email about what you want done. In any case, you'll know the cost beforehand. No surprises. Before you pay, I'll send you a proof for your approval.

What about prints?

I only do retouching and work only with digital images. No scanning or printing. If you use a print lab, I'll be glad to set up your images to meet the lab's requirements.

How do you pay?

Paypal. When the job is done, I'll email you a request for payment. This will include a link where you can pay.

Who am I?

david My name is David Thomasson. I live in Lynchburg, Virginia, and make my living as a freelance writer. I allow plenty of time for digital retouching, which I find as satisfying as writing, but in a different way -- right-brain vs. left-brain, perhaps. I use Photoshop CS5 and CS6 for image editing.


In February 2013 I published my first novel, a mystery available in paperback and Kindle editions. Click the image to go to the Amazon page.